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Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-20-2014, 07:40 AM
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Posted By fcwilt
It would be nice if the system worked as well as...

It would be nice if the system worked as well as Sonos AND was less expensive - price competition can sometimes be a good thing.

Time will tell.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-19-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,126
Posted By fcwilt
You are absolutely right. You would not believe...

You are absolutely right. You would not believe how many folks call me up to complain that 65,000 tracks is just not enough. Pathetic, just pathetic.


Let's see... assume 15 tracks (on average)...
Forum: Tweaks and Do-It-Yourself   08-17-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By fcwilt
I don't like either one.

I don't like either one.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-15-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,126
Posted By fcwilt
OK we will wait why you start a new company with...

OK we will wait why you start a new company with a new line of products to compete with Sonos and let's see what kinds of prices your products have.

Waiting...

Still waiting...

OK get back...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-02-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By fcwilt
Well there you go - even Apple has become...

Well there you go - even Apple has become confused. ;)



Now just to be sure we are on the same page this is what the terms mean to me:

An "Access Point" provides a WiFi client a connection...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-02-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By fcwilt
"Residential Gateway" does have at least two...

"Residential Gateway" does have at least two things going for it.

When setting up a network adapter in Windows one of the Internet Protocol v4/v6 fields to fill in (when not relying DHCP) is the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-01-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By fcwilt
Add anything? I don't know... perhaps... ...

Add anything?

I don't know... perhaps...

A bit of knowledge. A bit of understanding. To help folks ask better questions, to become better consumers of technology, to not be snowed under by the...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   08-01-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By fcwilt
RANT := ON "router as switch" "router...

RANT := ON

"router as switch"

"router in access point mode"

I do wish folks (including those in marketing) would try to be more precise in their use of terminology. It makes for much...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-31-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By fcwilt
As a practical matter a good quality switch will...

As a practical matter a good quality switch will have no discernible effect. A star-of-stars topology is quite common. Also the switches on the periphery will regenerate the signals (good) while...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-30-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By fcwilt
OK that makes sense. But given that so many...

OK that makes sense.

But given that so many things these days need/accept a network connection AND a 4/5/6/7/8 port switch is so cheap why not just network them all?

No real downside.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-29-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 154
Posted By fcwilt
If I were to go to the expense of installing an...

If I were to go to the expense of installing an Elan g! system I would relegate the HAI system to security only.

The Elan g! system is much more powerful and versatile then the HAI system when it...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-27-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 542
Posted By fcwilt
So if a device is malfunctioning due to a bug in...

So if a device is malfunctioning due to a bug in the firmware you rather live with the malfunction then update the firmware and fix the problem?

Interesting.
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   07-21-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 330
Posted By fcwilt
I've got 13 Sonos Connect:Amp units in my...

I've got 13 Sonos Connect:Amp units in my basement "AV" closet and looks OK to me.

The cheapest Sonos system would be a wireless system based on "Play 1" units (about $200 each) but it might be...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   06-06-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By fcwilt
First of all here is some information which can...

First of all here is some information which can be helpful - though there is a lot more there then what you need to answer your question - but it is still worth knowing.
...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   05-16-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,148
Posted By fcwilt
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by longhorn85 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526135/please-save-me-from-buying-12-sonos-boxes/60#post_24715171)

How many times...
Forum: Home Automation   04-28-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By fcwilt
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by pauloantunes http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526640/elan-g-in-television#post_24658861)

THANKS.
NOW IS WORKING.


So how...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-19-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,148
Posted By fcwilt
[quote name="antrea"...

[quote name="antrea" url="/t/1526135/please-save-me-from-buying-12-sonos-boxes/30#post_24623329"I seriously think that at the year 2014, given that you have the wiring and speakers in the...
Forum: Home Automation   04-17-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By fcwilt
Did you connect the Component Video OUTPUTS (not...

Did you connect the Component Video OUTPUTS (not the inputs) on the HC4 to the TV?

Did you select the correct inputs on the TV?

If the OSD is enabled in the HC4 settings then you should see...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-14-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,148
Posted By fcwilt
My Sonos is for background music. No connection...

My Sonos is for background music. No connection to any of the A/V gear. I no longer sit and listen to music like I used to do.
Forum: Home Automation   04-12-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By fcwilt
Did the Elan installer provide or suggest you...

Did the Elan installer provide or suggest you use these units?

It's usually best to stick to products from the list of Elan supported devices.

For example I have Axis and Panasonic cameras (on...
Forum: Home Automation   04-12-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By fcwilt
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by scmr14443 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526883/issues-with-lan-g-video-feed#post_24599247)

Model name on VMax is DW-VMAX4....
Forum: Home Automation   04-12-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By fcwilt
Quote:Originally Posted by...

Quote:Originally Posted by scmr14443 http://www.avsforum.com/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1526883/issues-with-lan-g-video-feed#post_24598466)

Thank you for responding. Speco...
Forum: Home Automation   04-11-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 210
Posted By fcwilt
A couple of questions: What are you using...

A couple of questions:

What are you using for cameras?

What was the reason for going with the VMax unit rather then using the Elan g! system?
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-11-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By fcwilt
I would not be at all surprised if the...

I would not be at all surprised if the "protection" switch simply inserted a resistor in series between the amp and the currently selected speakers.


You might consider just using IMVC...
Forum: Home A/V Distribution   04-10-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,148
Posted By fcwilt
For me the points in favor of Sonos were, among...

For me the points in favor of Sonos were, among other, simplicity and versatility.

Each Sonos unit represents the ability to play a different stream.

Using a matrix switch with a single AVR...
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